Karnataka stops state bus to Tamil Nadu; security beefed up around Kauvery hospital

WION Web Team
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Published: Aug 07, 2018, 07:27 PM(IST)

M. Karunanidhi, five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu and a lifelong campaigner for social equality, died on Tuesday at the age of 94, hospital authorities said. Photograph:( ANI )

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Security around the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai was also beefed up as the demise of the DMK stalwart was announced.

As news the spread of Karunanidhi's death, the Karnataka government today temporarily stopped the state transport service to Tamil Nadu.

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Security around the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai was also beefed up as the demise of the DMK stalwart was announced.

Several thousand DMK partymen had thronged the hospital as Karunanidhi's health began to fade, the police moved in swiftly to put a security ring around the area.

Earlier the day as Karunanidhi's health deteriorated, Tamil Nadu DGP ordered all district police officers to be ready for work.

The DGP ordered all police officers to address the urgent law and order situation in the wake of Karunanidhi's condiction.

All police officers including ADSP, DSP and inspectors in various Tamil Nadu districts were asked to immediately report to work.

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